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to gwen tolbart to get a check on the weather now. >> that's right, maureen we don't need airconditioning. it's a gorgeous day. 82 at national airport. 72 at dulles. 87 in baltimore. still tonight skies are remaining clear. under the influence of a nice strong ridge of high pressure. tonight the temperatures are still pretty much on the mild side so far. but they will gradually cool down. 70 degrees at national airport. 62 at baltimore. we have got 53 at dulles. 67 for winchester. 64 at martinsburg this summer. temperatures heading down to the 50s. expect it to be into the 40s. a while since that happened. mostly clear skies. a light northerly win. the week ahead and holiday monday are looking absolutely fantastic. i can't wait to tell you all about it. the details a little later when i come back upstairs. >> i know you can't wait to pull out the mittens. >> oh, no, will. >> gwen, see you in a minute. >>> a reminder about metro changes object the red -- on the red line for the weekend. these stations shut down friday night at 10 and won't re-open until 1 a.m. tuesday. metro is offering fr
and will it continue as a weekend washout? we'll find out when gwen tolbert down in the weather center. >> good morning. melanie. talking about much-needed rainfall, we could use this and could even use more, but it's not sticking around for very long at well. let's look at live fox 5 doppler radar and show what you we are talking about. most of the rainfall has started to move east of the district. and heading over parts of delmarva, lower southern maryland seeing some of that as well. there have been some pockets of heavier rainfall. we're talking from about a tenth to a half inch per hour. but we need this so desperately and it's all associated with a frontal system. a quick look at true view, it is heading along the mid- atlantic. and cloudy skies lingering behind it. temperatures were seasonal yesterday. here is a look at those numbers for you. 80 degrees at national, 79 at dulles and 78 at baltimore. and right now starting off on the cooler to comfortable side. 65 degrees now at d.c. 63 at gaithersburg. 61 at hagerstown. here is what we're talking about today. over cast skies with the showers. po
and will the nice weekend continue through the d.c. area? plenty of sunshine. gwen tolbert is tracking things down in the weather center. >> let's begin with what is happening with earl. take a look at our maps. earl is now post-tropical. it is moving into the atlantic losing it's tropical characteristics moving into the cold water and it will start to fizzle out. not a wheat lot happening with it -- a whole lot happening with it right now. and there are no discoveried in terms of the system. it left a lot of power outages and strong winds and trees down but right now it is he had -- just heading out to the ocean. it will become a memory. for some not a very good one. here at home, things are calm and quiet. clear skies. a ridge of high pressure in control. temperatures started out in the lower 50s and now starting to rise. 53 degrees in the district. 56 at dulles. and 55 at baltimore. and here is a look at your day planner as we move through into the course of the afternoon. by the time we hit midday we'll be into the mid-70s and then our high today will be about 81 degrees. but no shortage of su
way to honor a national tradition. we will show you you, gwen? >> i am not even going to try to figure that one out. but i can tell you we have plenty of sunshine in our forecast. a great holiday monday on tap for you. have the details and look at the five day we will be back right after the break. t the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me. with hopes. dreams. challenges. today, we do more than just walk the same streets. for a moment, we get to walk in their shoes. preparing us for what lies ahead. down our next road. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. [ music ] >>> talk about a great weekend so far. we've had plenty of sunshine. very low humidity i it's been really comfortable out. there here is look at our highs. 82 at national airport. right on the mark. 79 for dullhes and 78 for baltimore. but it was a great day there. and then for the highs for today. a little cooler as we move into the overnight hours. a ridge of high pressure is building in. that's keeping our skies really clear. we don't really have any clouds t
of the weekend. gwen tolbert is back with a final check of the forecast.  the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me. with hopes. dreams. challenges. today, we do more than just walk the same streets. for a moment, we get to walk in their shoes. preparing us for what lies ahead. down our next road. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. >> we had a -- we had a fairly nice day today, temperatures outside were at seasonal and that is not bad at all. sent degrees at national airport; 64, gaithersburg and frederick and martinsburg. we have had a lot of action in the tropics. igor is a hurricane, category 1 and that is expected to intensify into a major hurricane and we anticipate that why i looks like they're taking a north-northwesterly turn and have to watch it closely. there are no watches or warnings and going to keep a close eye on it and look at true view. we're look at what is on our way. this is a line of wet weather associated with the frontal system and that is pushing towards us in the leave night hours and that could see a rumble or two overnight and
their pets and themselves out for a little bit of fun. let's check in with gwen tolbart at the wet center. we needed that rain, right? gwen? >> reporter: we definitely needed that rain, maureen. it put a little bit of a dent in the deficit for us. let's take a look he at the satellite rain composite and show you the rain that moved through today. and behind it all mainly just some cloudy skies across the area. a little bit of a clearing trend as we move into the overnight hours. look at what we are keeping a close eye on. it is a huge large powerful hurricane just churning its way through. this is hurricane igor which from this morning, into the course of this afternoon, went from a category one to a category four hurricane. unbelievable. this thing has got a huge impact with it. and temperature-wise right now, we are actually into the 6 40s pretty much everywhere. pretty comfortable outside. cool into the overnight hours. talking some partly cloudy skies. into the overnight see some patchy fog up to 60 degrees for the overnight low. look at the full forecast for you and that five day. we wil
. drier conditions after that. will and maureen? >> thank you, gwen. >> that does it for us. fox 5 news. you know the drill. we are always on. >> keep it right here feldman is in the studios. sports extra is coming your way in just a few moments. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] bursting with mouth-watering real fruit and refreshingly blended with creamy, low-fat yogurt. mcdonald's new strawberry banana and wildberry smoothies are 100% pure sipping fun. the simple joy of real fruit smoothies. ♪ look at all this stuff for coffee. oh there's tons. french presses, expresso tampers, filters. it can get really complicated. not nearly as complicated as shipping it, though. i mean shipping is a hassle. not with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. that is easy. best news i've heard all day! i'm soooo amped! i mean not amped. excited. well, sort of amped. really kind of in between. have you ever thought about decaf? do you think that would help? yeah. priority mail flat rate box shipping starts at $4.95, only from
for the rest of the day? gwen tolbert is down in the weather center tracking things for us. >> hi, melanie. we've had a stellar weekend. and hopefully people did get out to enjoy it. and today we'll do well also. let's begin with a look at where we hit temperatures. we were right on the mark for national airport, 79 degrees, where we should be. 79 for dulles and 76 at bwi. as far as sky conditions are concerned, they are fairly clear. here is a look at the current temperatures. a cool start to the morning. just feeling the little tiny pinch of fall weather. 55 degrees at gaithersburg this hour. 63 at washington and national airport. 59 at baltimore. 57 in dulles and 54 to the west in winchester. and speaking of igor, a huge storm. 190 miles south of bermuda, it's a dangerous storm, expected to pass over the island of bermuda into tonight. maximum sustained winds are at 85 miles per hour with higher gusts and it is expected to leave anywhere from 6-9 inches of rainfall and also you mentioned the wave heights and coastal areas are going to be effected by the strong storm surge so we'll have more
. >> our weather around here gorgeous once again. gwen tolbert is in the weather center with more on what we can expect into the workweek. i guess if you can get outside and be out in the sunshine today, you did. >> definitely. it was a spectacular day. let's look at our highs today because temperatures were actually some 7, 8 degrees above normal. 85 degrees at national airport. we hit 86 degrees at dulles and 84 degrees at baltimore today. so absolutely great. now here's a look at counter temperatures across the area. we currently have 83 degrees at national, 82 baltimore, 81 gaithersburg, 86 to the south in fredericksburg and 82 degrees at dulles. for tonight we'll see partly cloudy skies into the course of the overnight hours. then the clouds will thicken up a bit but by about 11:00 it will be 74 and i'll have the latest details on hurricane igor as well as tropical storm julia and a look at that five- day forecast. we've got some important changes coming up just ahead. back to you. >> thank you. see you soon. >>> the first family attended chump today. president obama and first lady -
cooler. it is actually going to feel more like september. -- gwen is in for tuckerthiss morning. as can you see, clear skies across the area. we have a canadian ridge of high pressure that is building in, compliments of my country folk there. it is a cool ridge of high pressure. we are seeing pretty cool conditions as we start out this morning. just the odd cloud skirting around. not too much to be concerned with at all. 57degrees at national airport. it is only 58 in baltimore and 55 at gaithersburg. but we've got 61 degrees to the south as far as manassas is concerned and 66 degrees at fredericksburg. we'll continue to be on the cool side. so be prepared. today, as i said, much keeler than it was yesterday. we are talking mild and breezy. -- much cooler than it was yesterday. we are talking gusty winds in the course of this afternoon. be prepared for that. they will be gusting at least up to about 20 to 25 miles per hour. 75 by the time we hit midday and 78 by 4:00. what a far cry from yesterday where we were actually 96 degrees. >> big change. thank you so much. >>> we want to take a
forward to it, gwen. all you need is your cell phone or your computer. >> a party ends with a bang literally. a man ended upshot in the arm just after 2:00 this morning. it happened at a home here on heatherton lane. investigators say two groups of people got into an argument and the victim left. once outside, the words continued. someone threw a bottle and second later someone started firing gunshots. >> we were all talking. everyone is a little upset that this is something that could happen here. and we're concerned. >> reporter: right. >> we're very concerned. we hope that this is an isolated incident. >> reporter: the victim is expected to be okay. crime stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any tips leading to an arrest. >>> arizona stayed in the forefront regarding immigration law. the commonwealth may have these new laws. >> reporter: maureen, new fuel to the fire ball ignited by a deadly crash in the debate over illegal immigration in prince william county. it comes from an unusual source. a letter from the police chief to the feds. the crash happened the morning of augu
doing a little fishing. you needed your sunscreen. gwen tolbart, a lot of us hoping to start off the week with much the same. what do you say? >> we've got some sunshine for people. things will take a change during the course of the week. today's highs were not bad, pretty close to seasonal and to a little above, 7 to 8 degrees above seasonal, right now we're 75 degrees and 72 at annapolis and 71 degrees at dulles. so for tonight we are talking mostly some cloudy skies, light winds, 63 degrees your overnight low, winds from the west switching northwest and we're also going to have a really good luck and an update on what's happening with hurricane igor and tropical storm julia because we've got some changes coming up in our forecast as well and they just might be a factor in that. i'll have the details coming up a bit later. back to you. >>> the redskins were trying to do something they hadn't done in three years, start season 2- 0 and of after last year's 4-12 record that would be a major improvement to say the least. sports director dave feldman on deck with the low down on to
. and this is the first. gen is -- gwen is rocking out in the studio and loves her. this is the first marriage for the ohio single mom whoa has a 1-year-old from a previous relationship. they reportedly plan to walk down the aisle next month. >> congratulations to her. >>> comedienne margaret cho is finding a new way to make her fans laugh and claudia cowen spoke to the comedienne. ♪ sorry i set your house on fire. >> reporter: comedienne margaret cho creates a new genre of music is using -- using her own signature style with cho dependence. >> i have been making music for a while and i wanted to do something where i could make the joke songs that had more during value with music. >> i guess i got a player -- >> the show's using music in the live standup routine for years and that first album allowed her to hone her craft with her heros. >> i had people help me who were great composers and people like patty griffin and fiona apple and andrew bird. a lot of incredible musicians who have a great sense of humor, too and we wanted to colap rate to make this -- collaborate to make the record. >>
:31 and light check in with gwen tolbert. >> a cool start yesterday as well and this morning, steve. going to warm up. current temperatures, we have 63 degrees at national airport. 57 degrees at gathersberg; 63 at frederick and 61 degrees at monasses and going to the mid- atlantic, 61 degrees for boston and new york, 62 degrees and 62 to the south at richmond. we have dry conditions sticking around for 18 days with no rain and take a look at the monthly totals so far. we're in a deficit and we desperately need to get rainfall here. look at the numbers. the good news is north nature's going to -- mother nature's going give us a little bit of rain. we're going to see it. the clear skies right now with just a few clouds over the area into the course of the morning. but, we have wet weather. the remnant effects of what was hermine right here and pushing its way gradually to the mid- atlantic and we have a cold front and that frontal system is sweeping through as we go into the forecast the next 24 hours or so and the remnants of that system are going to get caught up in this frontal system as
. first lady michelle obama continues her campaign to phytoobesity. we have gwen looking at health headlines as we talk about this and the whole let's move campaign that we hear so much about in washington. but how is this done across the country, dina? >> reporter: well, steve, we have a real disconnect when it comes to fighting childhood obesity and we're hoping this white house message will trickle down to playgrounds and schools across the country. the question is will that actually happen? mrs. obama is i is aing kids -- is saying kids need to move but adults do too. and part of the problem with the obesity is there is a disconnect -- a hip rock asy in terms of what we are saying and doing. yesterday was my son's birthday and couldn't send in cupcakes because of the school wellness policy. but we have specialty shops popping up all over the country as we eat giant cupcakes filled with calories. and we have adults fighting an obesity epidemic and not doing right when it comes to exercise and eating right. how do we get this to sink into adults and to kids. and we're eating 31%
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